1. Fall Activities to Do With Your Children

    Fall has officially settled in, which means that there are countless fun activities for you and your family to get out and enjoy. Here at Child’s World Academy, we do our best to incorporate fall-friendly activities that help children to learn about colors, seasons, and the like, into our curriculum. While they will certainly get a sense of the season while at daycare, there are plenty of activi…Read More

  2. Is Curriculum Important During the Early Childhood Years

    Curriculum is one of the many things that a child care center will take pride in. That is because curriculum is such a big component of what can make or break an education. When a curriculum has been done well, both the child care providers and the parents can feel confident in the education that all children attending are receiving.  As a parent, one of the questions that we get quite a bit of i…Read More

  3. 10 Household Chores That Young Children Can Do By Themselves

    Chores help kids to build confidence and a sense of responsibility during the stages of early childhood development. If you have a younger child, it can be difficult to think of chores that they can actually accomplish without your constant intervention. At Child's World Academy, our daycare teachers believe it is important to give young children chores that are easy to handle yet give them a sens…Read More

  4. Preparing Young Children for a Family Dog

    At some point during their childhood, most kids will ask for a dog. If you love dogs and have been waiting to get one, prepare your children thoroughly before you do. Teach your children about the different responsibilities they’ll have once you adopt a dog, and talk to them about some of the basics of respecting, teaching, and training dogs. This will help your family stay on the same page when…Read More

  5. Why Daycare is the Right Choice for many Families: Considering Your Options

    Expectant parents who both plan on working once their child is born must consider childcare options for their infant, and this decision can be difficult for many parents. Lots of families hire nannies and babysitters, while others opt for center-based care at their local daycare or childcare center. The latter can be advantageous for a variety of reasons when it comes to choosing the best childcar…Read More

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    Transitional Objects and Your Young Child: Benefits and Misconceptions

    Many children between the ages of six months and five years use transitional objects such as blankets, loveys, or stuffed animals to soothe them, especially during times of change and challenge. These items become both beloved by children and useful when moving from one developmental stage to the next, or for overcoming common childhood challenges. Why do Children Choose Transitional Objects? Most…Read More

  7. Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Young Children, And What Parents Can Do to Help

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be difficult to spot in very young children, as many young children display some typical signs of ADHD during their daycare and preschool years, even in the absence of an actual diagnosable condition. However, if your child seems to display many of these behaviors the majority of the time, it may make sense to consult your pediatrician. A diagnos…Read More

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    Five Unique Activities for Chilly Days With Young Children

    In December, cold weather is a bit of a novelty. The first snow lightly coats the ground, holiday celebrations commence with hot cocoa handy, and the excitement of cozy winter sweaters and toasty fires consumes us. But when January and February arrive, the cold temperatures no longer feel new, and children in particular have a tendency to become bored, whiny, and riddled with cabin fever. Try a di…Read More

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    Six Benefits of an Early Bedtime for Your Young Child

    There is little consensus among parents about what a suitable bedtime is for children, from infancy through preschool and pre-K age. Many parents desire more time with their children after work, which is certainly understandable, but an earlier bedtime will make for a more well-rested child, which will in turn make the time you spend with your little one more enjoyable for the both of you. From ou…Read More

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    Navigating the “Why” Phase: How to Answer and Promote Further Conversations

    At around the age of three (preschool age), young children begin to ask, “Why?” about nearly everything the adults around them discuss. The endless “why” questions can become unnerving and exhausting, but there are ways to manage the “why” phase in a way that actually promotes more stimulating conversations between you and your child. In this blog post, our childcare staff and preschoo…Read More